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Caher West Top Mountain For origin of name, see Caher. Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 973.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V78990 84004 This place has been logged as visited by 649 members. Recently by: ColinCallanan, DeltaP, ilenia, Golly, Podgemus, Lauranna, sammullangalvin, Reeks2011, odonovansf, tagoona, Dean, timmyc, madeleineblue, Cathal-Kelly, cathalferris
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Longitude: -9.762521, Latitude: 51.995414 , Easting: 78991, Northing: 84005 Prominence: 24.05m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 478967 584064,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ChrWst, 10 char: ChrWstTp
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Caher has three distinct tops, though only two have sufficient prominence to be listed here.   Caher West Top is the 5th highest summit in Ireland.

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Started this anti-clockwise Coumloughra Horseshoe .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
DickyDonut (30/07/03 21:20): We climbed to the we .. by DickyDonut   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
Descending from here on the last leg of the Cooml .. by denisdeasy   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caher West Top in area MacGillycuddy
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The Hydro Road Route
by CaptainVertigo  11 Oct 2014
I still find it strange that there are so many Irish people who have little or no hillwalking experience but who,nevertheless, blithely head up Carrauntoohil as if it were Tara's big sister . In my own case I agonised for some time before choosing the Hydro Road route as most likely to be safe. I ended up executing my plan, unexpectedly, with my then fifteen year old son in late December some years ago and, yes, the initial stages were very solid and dependable. But I will never forget the traverse along the Caher Ridge because I was overwhelmed with fear that David (who was perfectly relaxed) would fall to his death. He kept reassuring me that there was no possibility of any such thing happening and we made it, no thanks to me. I look back fondly on the day, and that's why I especially admire Distancefading's super YouTube film, which gives a really powerful sense of what's at stake on the Caher ridge. The film has all the hallmarks of a Distancefading classic. A sense of strangeness permeates the entire affair. The colour tones are offbeat. The music is quirky. Only the long suffering young lady star seems normal. But the ensemble is most compelling. You should take a look. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/5/comment/6369/
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